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Thanksgiving marks last day for Commander's Palace chef


November 29, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was an emotional rollercoaster of a Thanksgiving for longtime Commander's Palace chef Tory McPhail, who is leaving after nearly three decades at the legendary New Orleans restaurant.

Thursday marked McPhail's last day at Commander's Palace, where he's worked for 27 years including 19 years as executive chef. He hands over the reins of the culinary institution to Meg Bickford. She's the first woman to take on the head chef role.

"I love the folks of New Orleans, and thank you for the years of service," he told WVUE. "I'm very proud and honored to have been your chef h...

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